French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.